Thanks Charlie for the excellent fidelity SBD. I wish whoever mixed it originally had thought to include Bob. He is virtually inaudible for much of it. Too bad because if it had been mixed properly it likely would have been a smoking show.
Reviewer:The Dirty Mac
March 11, 2017 Subject:
frankilin's will smoke your eyelids, friends,
the half-step just high stepped it outta here
love this music
March 11, 2016 Subject:
Half a cup of rock and rye...
1/2 Step>Frank- You know this sometimes meant that Help>Slip was not in the rotation but really this is a great combo all on it's own.
The sound is great! Heard some pretty crunchy me thinks accidental feedback during Half-Step.
Have to agree about MSG. What a great place to see a show. One of the few places where the Circus could come to town and just blend in perfectly with the ultimate typical city involved in a typical daydream.
This was home base for me so I could just grab the train and head into mid-town.
Actually in 1981 I was still in my early years of High School. So the Grateful Dead were not even on my radar yet.
Love the transition from Franklin's with the gear shift into Me and My Uncle.
I am pretty sure Weir could roll out of bed and give a good rendering of this tune.
THAT LOUD NOISE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST SONG THAT WASN'T A MISTAKE ,,,THAT WAS ART!!!
Somebody has to release a best of banter recording.
The Roses-Jerry sounding great vocally!
Band has a nice punchy snappy sound going.
>Rooster-Lots of slide action
It didn't come until later in his tenure
but it cracked me up when Brent would improv his hen house line..
Dig hearing the drummers so clear.
Not used to getting Don't Ease in the middle of the set. I kinda like it because as a set closer it could rock but it also was way shorter then some of the more open ended tunes for set closers. (Brent all over this version)
Banter-Why don't we play LAZY LOVING
"You really get me HIGH"
Lightning>Supplication combo was fun
Never quite sure why it vanished
from the rotation???
Brown Eyed-Oh yes.>L.L.R-better in set 1
Set 2-very sweet--well deserving a BROKEDOWN--EXCELLENT SHOW & SOUND--EASILY A FAVORITE!
May 23, 2015 Subject:
Another Good 81
Highlights: Fire On The Mountain
April 17, 2014 Subject:
Very good set openers at this show plus a beautiful China Doll.
August 9, 2013 Subject:
One pane of glass in the window..
Very good sound on this..thanx again Mr. Miller..I've been digging through 79'-81 and I've come across some interesting stuff..Brent finds his way through these years and by 82' you can hear how he becomes an integral part of the band..The Grateful Dead were at home in NYC and you feel and hear it in their playing..Think of all the HOT shows played in NYC...right..here is another example of the engine hitting on all cylinders..I love the song selection and the energy that emits from this show..so please..GIVE IT A WHIRL!!! Forever Grateful>Forever Dead
Reviewer:Dave B 1986
May 17, 2013 Subject:
Wow, this is a great copy of a great show. Half step and Franklins are both jammy and strong. There is a nice stretch between lazy lightning and supplication. Its not so unstructured as a '73 playing jam, but it has the improvisational beauty that is more associated with the early days. Deal rocks. Scarlet -Fire is 5 star from Brent's great keyboard sound on the opening bars of scarlet through jerry going nuts on the last jam in fire. Thanks for posting this.
May 16, 2013 Subject:
Unique ending to Scarlet Fire and Great show!!!
I have liked this show for a long time. I like this version the best. I listened to it today for the first time in about 8 years. So many shows to listen to...anyway- the highlights are the half step franklins- terrific noodlng by Garcia and the lazy light supplication is very spacy and well done. Jerry is 'on' tonight is what it comes down to. The scarlet fire ends with the lack of the coda jam at the end and instead has a twilighting sort of 'about to play comes a time or saint stephen' sort of sound...but alas they dip into a very well played sailor saint. I LOVE this show! Its in my top 25 all time now doubt- infact to contest this notion is to practically admit a lack of grateful dead bootleg knowledge...hahahah!JK I think its great! The Brown eyed is no slouch either! Crank it homey!Great quality. A not A plus but A quality. 7-13-84 is an Aplus board here...ummkaaaay...
August 28, 2011 Subject:
So good to hear such a clean version of this show after all these years. Still remember the experience well. Amazing that, at the time, while an intriguing and enlightening experience, (got me on the bus without ever looking back) it felt like one long song that I couldn't quite wrap my head around :)